13 loose undated stereoscopic cards (90 x170mm)without a case depicting views of the South African War.
9 of these are of the Bushmen’s Contingent leaving for South Africa, and 4 showing the return of troops. They are in good condition and have cations beneath the photographs. Printed on the left hand side of the card – sold only by George Rose, publisher, Melbourne and on the right Rose’s Stereocopic Views, copyrighr.
Rose Stereograph Company: As a teenager, George Rose worked in his father's shoe store in a Melbourne suburb while he studied photography. In 1880 at the age of 19, he founded the Rose Stereograph Company. During his career, he is said to have taken about 9,000 stereographs in at least 38 countries as well as Australia.
One thing that sets Rose stereographs apart from those of any other manufacturer is the integration of the captions with both halves of the stereo images. Placing captions on the negatives eliminated the need for a separate step in production. The captions tended to be lengthy since Rose did put any explanatory text on the reverse of the cards. https://www.greatwarin3d.org/httpdocs/Rose.htm
- Overall Condition: Good copies